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My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman Premieres On Netflix January 12, 2018

David Letterman is out of retirement and returning to television with a six-episode, 60-minute Netflix talk show series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. The first episode will stream on Friday, January 12, and a new episode will be made available each subsequent month in 2018.

Dave’s lineup of influential guests includes George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern and President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama will be Letterman’s first guest on January 12 and the interview will serve as Obama’s first television talk show appearance since leaving office.

Produced by RadicalMedia and Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, for Netflix, each 60-minute episode of My Next Guest is centered around one extraordinary figure whom Dave finds fascinating. In interviews that take place both inside and outside a studio setting, the conversations are intimate, in-depth and far-reaching, with the levity and humor Dave’s fans know and love.

Field segments will bring Dave to locations far and wide, expressing his curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest featured in the episode.

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Watch The Krypton Trailer

Syfy has released the full trailer for Krypton, offering an extended look at the upcoming series focusing on Superman’s home world centuries before his birth.

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.” Cameron Cuffe is set to play Seg-El along with Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.

Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, Ian McElhinney, and Shaun SIpos.

Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

Krypton will premiere Wednesday, March 21 on Syfy.

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Netflix To Air Two Ricky Gervais Comedy Specials

In addition to the upcoming filmed version of Ricky Gervais’ comedy tour Humanity, a new comedy special has been sold to Netflix. The streaming service will air Humanity in the first quarter of this year, as it is already filmed.

Gervais tweeted about the news, and said that the second special doesn’t have a theme or a title yet. He’s asking for suggestions, which you can tweet at him @RickyGervais. Humanity was filmed in London’s Eventim Apollow. There is no air date set currently.

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Showtime Releases Our Cartoon President Trailer

Showtime has released the official trailer for the new animated series Our Cartoon President, executive produced by multiple Emmy winner Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and showrunner R.J. Fried.

The half-hour parody series, debuting on Sunday, February 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, follows the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members. Showtime will give viewers an early preview of the series, making the first episode of Our Cartoon President available across multiple platforms online and On Demand on Sunday, January 28.

The new 10-episode parody Our Cartoon President examines the quintessentially Trumpian details of the presidency and his most important relationships, and no one is safe – from his close family and confidants to key political figures from both parties and members of the media. In this parallel cartoon universe, the Commander-in-Chief opens the White House doors for an “all access” look at a typical day in the life of the President of the United States.

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Bright Sequel Announced By Netflix

Netflix has announced that they have officially greenlit a Bright sequel! David Ayer will write and direct the sequel with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton expected to return and Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless set as producers.

Bright premiered on the streaming service on December 22, 2017 and became the highest-viewed Netflix film ever in its first week of release, and one of the biggest originals (including sequels/additional seasons) Netflix has ever launched. Bright is the #1 movie on Netflix in every country (190+ countries) since its release with more people viewing the film internationally than domestically.

Set in an alternate present-day, the action thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.

The Netflix film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Oliveri, and Kenneth Choi. The film is written by Max Landis. David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as producers.

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Fake Theme Parks Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On January 12, 2018

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has announced a Fake Theme Parks Art Show that will open on January 12, 2018. The show is curated by Chogrin and will feature art from 50 artists from all over the world.

The exhibition will pay tribute to theme parks that only exist in movies, television and video games! The show will run until January 27, 2018.

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The CW Superheroes Suit Up

The CW has released a short new trailer to mark the return of their superhero TV shows, which will be back in just two weeks on the network.

The first of the shows that will return is Supergirl on Monday, January 15 at 8 PM. It will kickoff with the “Legion of Superheroes” episode which is described as follows: “Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign (Odette Annable), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El (Chris Wood) recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5 (guest star Jesse Rath), to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.”

For the remainder of the season, Supergirl will rotate with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, offering fans 23 consecutive weeks of original programming. Supergirl will air four episodes from January 15 to February 5, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow taking the time slot from February 12 to April 9. Supergirl will return with its final episodes of the season starting April 16 and concluding on June 18.

The Flash is set to return on Tuesday, January 16 with “The Trial of The Flash” at 8 PM. Though absent from the below trailer, The CW’s new series, Black Lightning, will premiere following the all-new Flash episode, starting at 9 PM ET.

Finally, Arrow will wrap up the super-week, premiering the episode “Divided” on Thursday, January 18.

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Netflix Announces A Surprise – Not One But Two Dave Chappelle Specials To Air On New Year’s Eve

Netflix surprised audiences by announcing a second Dave Chappelle stand-up special that will launch on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the previously-announced Equanimity, Netflix will also launch Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation on December 31, 2017.

These are Chappelle’s third and fourth comedy specials coming exclusively to Netflix in 2017. The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium and Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits debuted earlier this year.

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity: Emmy Award-winning comedy titan Dave Chappelle is capping a banner year with a stand-up event packed with scorching new material, self-reflection and tough love. Chappelle holds court in a special homecoming performance filmed in front of a packed house at the historic Warner Theater in Washington D.C. In Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, the comedian hilariously revels in taking on culture and class, politics and the specter of getting old.

Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation: Filmed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on November 20, 2017.

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Batman 66 Exhibit To Open At The Hollywood Museum On January 12, 2018

President and Founder of the world-famous Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building, Donelle Dadigan, announced that, the Hollywood Museum is thrilled that Burt Ward and world renown Batman ‘66 collectors, will work together in the first ever “Batman ‘66” exhibit, opening to the public on Jan 12th 2018 – the same date as the 52nd anniversary of the 1966 premiere of the ABC TV series, “Batman.”

On Jan 10th 2018, The Hollywood Museum will turn Hollywood in Gotham City, as they project the iconic Bat Signal on the side of the historic Max Factor building, at a VIP unveiling gala for “Holy Hollywood History! Batman ‘66,” with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars in attendance.

The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Burt Ward, and the iconic show, still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.

The Batman 66 exhibit will feature original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since it originally broadcast from 1966-68. Dadigan says, “We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever popular TV series, “Batman”. There is something for everyone – from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam’s original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episode run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains – and one of my favorites – the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before.”

Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from 1966.

The extensive exhibit will also feature much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.

Thousands of hours have gone into mounting this exhibit and a dedicated team of Hollywood Museum staff and world- renown collectors, including Wally Wingert, Scott Sebring, Pat Evans, Tom Woodruff Jr., Nate Truman, Mark Hardeman, Greg Maraio, Alex Zsolt, Christopher Chaisson, Bob Mitsch, Kelly Delcambre, Adrian Van Eck, Ivan Tabac, Brian Puls, Chaz George, Buddy Rogers, Troy Maynus, Daniel Fopma, Dave Tripet, Grigg Espinoza, Rob Klein, and Robert Jungweber have come together to loan amazing items that are now part of TV history – to help create this first ever Batman’66 exhibit, “Holy Hollywood History!” Wally Wingert has been named as the special Curator of this exhibit, with exhibit Organizer, Roger Neal.

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Jack Black Is The Polka King In The Trailer For The Netflix Film

Netflix has released the trailer for The Polka King, which will launch on the streaming service on January 12, 2018.

In The Polka King, Jack Black stars as Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant who became the “King of Pennsylvania Polka.” A believer in the American Dream, Jan worked hard and dreamed bigger, but with big dreams come big mistakes.

Based on a true story, the film, co-written and directed by Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky, mixes comedy and tragedy showing the world’s only known Polka Ponzi scheme. The Polka King co-stars Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, J.B. Smoove and Willie Garson.

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